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Vanessa Ives
Eva Green
Played by Eva Green

Poised, mysterious and utterly composed, Vanessa is a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. She is keenly observant -- clairvoyant even -- as well as an expert medium. Her supernatural gifts are powerful and useful to those around her, but they are also a heavy burden. Her inner demons just may be more real than emotional, and they threaten to destroy her relationships, her sanity, and her very life.

Described by Bernardo Bertolucci as "so beautiful it’s indecent," Eva Green is one of the most intriguing actresses today. Born in Paris, she made her debut in Bertolucci’s critically acclaimed THE DREAMERS, where she played the lead role of Isabelle. The film, set against the backdrop of the ’68 Paris student riots, also starred Michael Pitt and Louis Garrel. Green also starred in Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS playing Angelique Bouchard opposite an all-star cast including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Helena Bonham Carter.
Green was most recently seen in the SIN CITY prequel SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. In this, she starred as femme fatale Ava Lord living amongst some of Sin City’s deadliest residents played by Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Green played the lead role of Artemisia in 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, the prequel to the epic 300. Green’s film credits are extensive. One of her most memorable roles remains that of Vesper Lynd in the highly successful James Bond feature CASINO ROYALE. Directed by Martin Campbell and produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, the film’s story is based on Ian Fleming’s first 007 novel and it introduced Daniel Craig in the title role. Green starred as Susan opposite Ewan McGregor in PERFECT SENSE, which was well received at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Green also played lead character Miss G in CRACKS directed by Jordan Scott and also starring Imogen Poots and Juno Temple. Green played Rebecca alongside Matt Smith and Lesley Manville in WOMB, and starred in Gerald McMorrow’s FRANKLYN.
In 2005, Green made her Hollywood debut as the female lead in Ridley Scott’s KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, in which she played Sibylla, opposite Orlando Bloom and Liam Neeson. This was followed by a performance in Chris Weitz’s THE GOLDEN COMPASS. Green played Serafina Pekkala, queen of the witches, alongside Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, and Dakota Blue Richards. She also starred in Jean-Paul Salome’s French-language film, ARSÉNE LUPIN. Her most prominent television credit includes her starring role as Morgan in CAMELOT, an epic television adaptation of the classic Arthurian legend. The ten-part series aired in the UK on Channel 4 and was a big hit for Starz in the US.
Green began her career on stage in 2001. She starred in TURCARET, directed by Gérard Desarthe, and JALOUSIE EN TROIS FAX directed by Didier Long, for which she was nominated for Les Molières (2002) in the category Révélation Théâtrale Féminine. In 2015, Green begins production on Tim Burton’s MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN.